The Peterborough Butterfly Run is virtual again for 2022!
The health and safety of participants and volunteers is our top priority and we are continuing with a virtual format for 2022. We're excited to continue to connect with and support our community and we hope you will join us again this year.
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In 2022 we are holding our second Virtual Peterborough Butterfly Run, to raise awareness and funds to support families and individuals who have experienced loss during pregnancy, the loss of a child, or infertility.
While we would prefer to be gathering at Millennium Park for a one day race, we are excited to move forward with a virtual run this year.
The format for the event will be an official opening ceremony on the Peterborough Butterfly Run Facebook page on April 24, 2022 at 12 pm, with a guest speaker, virtual banner and a moment of silence. The run/walk can be completed on the route of your choice any time between April 24 – May 1, 2022. We encourage everyone to share photos on social media!
A virtual Closing Ceremony for all registered participants will then take place on May 1st at 12pm, to recognize the biggest fundraisers and award fundraising prizes.
Participants who register by March 28th will be able to select their shirt size and ensure availability by April 23rd for race kit pick up. As in past years, all registered participants in the 5km walk/run will receive a race kit that includes a t-shirt, a 2022 race medal, a customizable race bib that can be personalized with a loved one’s name or other special message, and the opportunity to include a name on the on-line virtual banner. Cost is $40. Additional adult and children’s sized race shirts and buffs can be also purchased online at the registration site.
Race kit pick up will be held on April 23rd, however for those who register after March 28th, only medals and bibs are guaranteed to be available on April 23rd, and an additional pick up date for shirts will be held in late May or early June.
It's Your Race Mobile App can be used to train, track your distance and run time. It will easily connect to upload your run results.
Online registration will be available until 12pm on April 30th 2022.
Race Kit Pick-Up will take place in Peterborough on April 23rd. Additional details about race kit pick up will be shared closer to the event.
April 24th to May 1st, 2022 – Virtual Walk/Run- You pick the day, time and the route you walk or run!
April 24th- 12:00pm – Opening Ceremony on Facebook page, Guest Speaker, virtual banner and moment of silence.
May 1st- 12:00 pm: Closing Ceremony with recognition of top fundraisers and prizes awarded.
Funds raised to date have been used to implement a number of community initiatives including:
- specialized education for health service providers in perinatal bereavement care,
- lending libraries where community members can borrow books on pregnancy loss, child loss and infertility free of charge from a number of locations in Peterborough, and
- bereavement kits containing comfort items, legacy items and grief acknowledgement items for families and individuals who experience pregnancy or infant loss